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The significance of non-occupational asbestos exposure in women with mesothelioma.

Respirology Case Reports 2018 November 20 [Link] Tlotleng N, Sidwell Wilson K, Naicker N, Koegelenberg CF, Rees D, Phillips JI Abstract Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive pleural or peritoneal tumour almost always caused by exposure to asbestos fibres. Exposure to asbestos can cause malignant mesothelioma 30-40 years after exposure. A description of sources of […]

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The role of fiber type and cumulative exposure in controlling mesothelioma risk.

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2018 October 28 [Link] Langer AM, Nolan RP Abstract The acceptance of primary tumors arising on the serosal surface of body cavities and its association with asbestos exposure was established in 1960. Epidemiological studies followed in an effort to determine if all asbestos fiber types produced the same malignancy and with […]

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A Subset of Mesotheliomas With Improved Survival Occurring in Carriers of BAP1 and Other Germline Mutations.

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018 October 30 [Link] Pastorino S, Yoshikawa Y, Pass HI, Emi M, Nasu M, Pagano I, Takinishi Y, Yamamoto R, Minaai M, Hashimoto-Tamaoki T, Ohmuraya M, Goto K, Goparaju C, Sarin KY, Tanji M, Bononi A, Napolitano A, Gaudino G, Hesdorffer M, Yang Abstract PURPOSE: We hypothesized that four criteria could […]

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Are children more vulnerable to mesothelioma than adults? A comparison of mesothelioma risk among children and adults exposed non-occupationally to blue asbestos at Wittenoom.

Occupational and Outdoor Medicine 2018 August 29 [Link] Reid A, Franklin P, Berry G, Peters S, Sodhi-Berry N, Brims F, Musk AW, de Klerk NH Abstract OBJECTIVES: The presence of asbestos in public buildings is a legacy of past asbestos use in many developed countries. Of particular concern is the amount and current condition in […]

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A comparison of asbestos fiber potency and elongate mineral particle (EMP) potency for mesothelioma in humans.

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2018 August 2 [Link] Garabrant DH, Pastula ST Abstract We analyzed the mesothelioma mortality in cohorts of workers exposed to crocidolite, amosite, and chrysotile to estimate asbestos fiber potency for mesothelioma, using the method of Hodgson and Darnton (2000). We relied on the original 17 cohort studies in their analysis, along […]

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Epidemiological surveillance of mesothelioma mortality in Italy.

Cancer Epidemiology 2018 July 7 [Link] Fazzo L, Minelli G, De Santis M, Bruno C, Zona A, Conti S, Comba P Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is causally linked to asbestos exposure with an estimated etiological fraction of 80% or more. METHODS: Standardized rates of all mesothelioma (C45, ICD-10) and malignant pleural mesothelioma (C45.0, ICD-10) […]

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Measuring EMPs in the lung what can be measured in the lung: Asbestiform minerals and cleavage fragments.

Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2018 June 27 [Link] Roggli VL Abstract Asbestos mineral fibers have been associated with the development of a variety of diseases in humans and experimental animals, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Asbestos includes several mineral types divided into two mineral groups, serpentine and amphibole forms. Chrysotile is the serpentine mineral […]

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A review of the cohorts with environmental and occupational mineral fiber exposure.

Archives of environmental and occupational health 2018 April [Link] Metintas S, Ak G, Metintas M Abstract The aim of the study was to examine factors associated with Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) incidence rate of the groups with occupational asbestos and environmental asbestos or erionite exposure in rural area. In this ecological study, a total of 21 […]

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Environmental asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cases in Bari, Apulia region, southern Italy: a national interest site for land reclamation

Environmental Science Pollution Research International 2018 March 5 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Vimercati L, Cavone D, Lovreglio P, De Maria L, Caputi A, Ferri GM, Serio G Abstract Asbestos is an environmental carcinogen, and asbestos-related diseases are a global-scale public health issue. We report three cases (one male and two females) of pleural malignant […]

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DNA methylation profiling of asbestos-treated MeT5A cell line reveals novel pathways implicated in asbestos response

Archives of Toxicology 2018 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Casalone E et. al. Abstract Occupational and environmental asbestos exposure is the main determinant of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), however, the mechanisms by which its fibres contribute to cell toxicity and transformation are not completely clear. Aberrant DNA methylation is a common event in cancer […]

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